Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Thanksgiving Surprise

This book is called The Thanksgiving Surprise. It was written by Peggy Archer and illustrated by Thor Wickstrom. This is a historical fiction book that tells the story of a day in the life of the pilgrims. The story is about two pilgrims, the big pilgrim and the little pilgrim. They are on a hunt for a turkey for the first Thanksgiving. It is a funny story that shows the pilgrims trying to chase the perfect turkey for their dinner, but the turkey keeps getting away. Finally, they come face to face with the turkey, but they cannot kill him. So, they bring home a giant pumpkin instead. I really like this story because it accurately shows what pilgrims wore and how they hunted for food, without being too graphic. I feel that this story would be appropriate for grades Pre-K through 1st.

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